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So, I'm listening to this on audiobook, as part of my intellectual quest to make myself more cultured and well-read.
I'm at the part where Don Quixote and Sancho accidentally disrupt a nightly funeral procession. What I want to know, is, does this story pick up and turn into a greater, real adventure, or is the entire story going to be "silly man thinks this mundane thing is something else" again and again? I kind of like it so far and I TRULY want to enjoy it as a great work of literature, but I don't really want to go through 25 more hours/discs if it's going to repeat itself like so.
No spoilers, please. Anyone have other suggestions for audiobooks? I tried listening to Huckleberry Finn, but I found that boring, so I quit. Future audios include:
>finishing Lord of the Rings
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I read about 11 chapters into Perdido Street Station but could never shake my disgust with the beastiality aspect. I mean, it wasn't even a furry thing which is bad enough, no, it was a verminous cockaroach woman. Always felt stupid and gross, and ruined the story for me. That's the thing though. I loved everything else: Mieville's world building and wonder creation. I would be ok with trying something else of his like the City and the City, but I need to know what the biggest flaws are first. If there's anything plain silly or off putting about it that plays a major role in the story. Does anybody have something to put forward about it?
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I don’t play any instrument. I don’t have talent in music. I love the piano but the lessons I took proved me that I am simply a mess and a lost case when it comes down to make that creature sing. I will never be even a mediocre home-musician.
All of the things above are true, and yet I love music. I love the works of Mozart, Bach and specially Beethoven with my entire hearth, with all my soul. I have been satisfied with 10 years of merely listening to their creations, but now I think is time to go deeper on it. I want to be able to read music, to be able to understand music scores, musical sheets.
My question to you guys: it is possible to learn how to read music even if you don’t play an instrument? And if yes (and here is the reason for my choosing of this specific board): what books are the best for helping someone understand musical scores?
I would really love to be able to “read” Beethoven’s piano sonatas; to be able to “see” what he is doing in the work.